Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yet Another Newspaper That Called Him "Kenyan-Born"

Yet Another Newspaper That Called Him "Kenyan-Born"

In this case, the June 24, 2004 Kenya Standard:

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative.

This isn't the first example of an African newspaper saying that Obama was born in Africa (although later corrected). Newspapers aren't perfect; they make mistakes, sometimes letting their enthusiasm for a story or a phrase take precedence over the facts. But when you see stuff like this, and combine that with the continuing efforts to keep the original long-form birth certificate hidden--can you see why some people start to wonder?

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